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    Best way to mount a flashlight to a shotgun?

    So i ordered a new Remington 870 today for home defence/good times shotgun and was wondering what is the best way to mount a flashlight on it? i'd like to see your setups so i can decide on what to do. I've already got an extra Fenix flashlight so i just have to buy the remote for it and the mount! i'll post pics once i get her home...

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    Not the cheap way but in my option the best. A forend light:
    http://www.surefire.com/Remington870

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    Quote Originally Posted by CACBAND View Post
    Not the cheap way but in my option the best. A forend light:
    http://www.surefire.com/Remington870
    yah i've seen those but don't think i can justify spending that much on a light holder.... almost more then the shotty itself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNREMTP View Post
    that is awesome.... thats ghetto tactical....

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    You could get a Mako Group 870 railed forend http://www.themakogroup.com/product_p/pr-870.htm and put a Streamlight TLR-1 on it http://www.swps.com/tlr-1.html?utm_s...FQEq7AodDmVQPA and that setup would run you a little under $200. That's pretty much the cheapest way you can do it other than by using a barrel clamp mount and that would only save you $25 or $30.
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    i was thinking of something like this,

    http://www.elzetta.com/zsmFAQ.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highwaystreets1 View Post
    i was thinking of something like this,

    http://www.elzetta.com/zsmFAQ.htm
    Thanks! You just gave me an idea for mounting a light to my wife's Mossberg 510 20ga.!

    Although I will chime in a say that the dedicated Surefire product is far superior, if it is made for the weapon that you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureCop1 View Post
    yah just looked at that but i don't want the ****ty light that comes with it.... they make just the mount for about $20....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sotex View Post
    Thanks! You just gave me an idea for mounting a light to my wife's Mossberg 510 20ga.!

    Although I will chime in a say that the dedicated Surefire product is far superior, if it is made for the weapon that you have.
    i'm really liking that product, think it may be my choice. they have them on amazon for $35.

    i have no doubt the Surefire is the best but damn thats too much for me!

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    "Best" is a Surefire Forend. Everything else is a compromise.

    My duty 870 doesn't get a lot of use since I usually grab the M4. For the 870 I have a Insight magazine tube mount for my M3.

    If I didn't have the M3 then I would use a 1" tube mount and add a Surefire G2 LED with a "clicky" tailcap. Relatively inexpensive and works well.
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    Some of us don't have the luxury of a Surefire forend, even if we can afford one.

    They don't make one for my Benelli Supernova.

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    Dammit....you took my idea! Good one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Till View Post
    Some of us don't have the luxury of a Surefire forend, even if we can afford one.

    They don't make one for my Benelli Supernova.
    I understand that, however the OP asked what was "best" for the Remington 870.

    If I was choosing a combat shotgun, the ability to mount a light may factor into which platform I select.
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    so i think at this point and time i'm going to go with an extended mag tube style and attach my Fenix onto that and put a remote with it and i'll see how that goes. I tend to agree that the Surefire for end is the best solution but like most things Surefire they are damn expensive!!! If this was to be a duty weapon i could justify the $$ but for my use i think the other solution will work just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Till View Post
    Some of us don't have the luxury of a Surefire forend, even if we can afford one.

    They don't make one for my Benelli Supernova.
    Attaching a short chunk of rail to the forearm and mounting a TLR1 or such is another option. That was my plan when I was contemplating getting a Supernova.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sotex View Post
    Attaching a short chunk of rail to the forearm and mounting a TLR1 or such is another option. That was my plan when I was contemplating getting a Supernova.
    That is definitely true. A friend of mine drilled a rail into the forend of his 870 and threw a light on there and it holds tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highwaystreets1 View Post
    So i ordered a new Remington 870 today for home defence/good times shotgun and was wondering what is the best way to mount a flashlight on it? i'd like to see your setups so i can decide on what to do. I've already got an extra Fenix flashlight so i just have to buy the remote for it and the mount! i'll post pics once i get her home...
    best mount by far... great guy to boot ha

    http://www.cdmgear.com/mod-c.html

    i use the mod-c mount, but there are a bunch of varieties including those that come with pic rail sections. let him know you are a LEO and i believe the price is $30? I've been using this mount on mine for about a year and it is rock solid.

    heres a link to a pic of my setup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog F4i View Post
    "Best" is a Surefire Forend. Everything else is a compromise.

    My duty 870 doesn't get a lot of use since I usually grab the M4. For the 870 I have a Insight magazine tube mount for my M3.

    If I didn't have the M3 then I would use a 1" tube mount and add a Surefire G2 LED with a "clicky" tailcap. Relatively inexpensive and works well.
    +1 didnt see your post until i already made the last post ^
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    The MOD-C with the sling swivel on the opposite is kind of cool :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by highwaystreets1 View Post
    that is awesome.... Thats ghetto tactical....
    pahahahahahahahaha

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    I'd get a tube extension with a rail on the barrel support and mount the light on the side. With the light under the barrel it can caste a shadow on anything in the sight picture. Cast the shadow to the side and see your enemy in full illumination.

    This is on my to do list for my 870. I did the same for my Bushmaster.
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